3fourths (1553) Boulder, Colorado | May 22, 2012| Updated February 17, 2014
large-roomed interior with a long bar offering similar taps to other places in town (some Swedish, Danish, German, American). extensive bottle selection, be sure to ask for the book. enjoyed a Tsarina Cognac on my visit.
On a damp Sunday afternoon, the Nya Trols seemed like a cross between a clubhouse bar and a family restaurant. It’s a little way out from the centre of Malmo but near an interesting park with amusements, which perhaps explains why there were a few families with young children dining there. It has a very local feel and isn’t somewhere you’d be likely to stumble across by accident so thanks to Lars and Anders for taking us there.
On the outside the Nya Trols is fairly ordinary but it has a large deck area along one side near the main entrance which, for some inexplicable reason, made me feel as if I was about to enter a Tyrolean chalet. Inside it’s quite spacious; we only went in one bar but apparently there are two. It’s basic in décor, with plain brown painted tongue and groove panelling below the dado rail and white painted wallpaper above. There’s a variety of beer related plaques and pictures on the walls, a dart board and, at one end of the room near the door, what I took to be a small stage. Bottles are displayed on shelves over the windows and, at the end of May, there were flags around the room advertising St Patrick’s week. According to Anders, these had been there since March.
The list of draught beers was quite unusual. There were some treats like Beer Here’s Bukkake, Eskilstuna’s Stenby Single Hop and Narke’s Max Golding Starkporter alongside less tempting brews - two Staropramens, Falcon Export, Carlsberg Hof, Samuel Adams and Brooklyn lagers, Guinness, Leffe Blond and Hoegaarden. The bottle list was something else completely and here the Nya Trols really came into its own with a wide selection, including many I’d never heard of. Have a look at the website to get an idea of the range. Anders Dubbel IPA and Artos Modern Lager (both from Eskilstuna) were a couple that we tried alongside the draft Max Golding Starkporter and Stenby Single Hop.
(Visited 29 May 2011).
This place went through a couple of transformations; at some point the selection improved. Nevertheless the atmosphere never took off, the latest changes didn’t help, and they always have the problem that the bottles are hidden and not listed; beer geeks want to know what they can drink, not ask the (sometimes uninformed) waiter. I’ve been eating sometimes, very ordinary pub grub. Good place, but I would like to see more, especially for a place outside the posh gamla staden.
A big place with one pub-area and one restaurant-area. 15 taps, 5 of them rotating guest taps. Quite interesting bottle selection and decent prices for being Sweden. Quite slow in the bar-area on an early Sunday, but busier in the restaurant. Good place but not a must.
Visited this place several times, and for sure a place I like very much to come by. Very friendly staff, always very helpfull. I think mainly the bottle selection is the most interesting, lots of both swedish and foreign beers. They do food a mix of traditionel pubfood and swedish dishes :-)
Sunday they have a large brunch menu.
Suburban corner restaurant bar with a beer garden on a small square across the road. Reasonable selection of interesting taps and bottles. Expensive like most places in Sweden. Staff not knowledgeable or helpful. Nice to sit in beer garden on warm summer evening.
I read about this place here on RB so I walked all the way from the city centre to check it out and to be honest I was disappointed. Most of their draft beers were the commercially mass produced beers that we have all grown out of. There were a couple of decent specials at the end of the bar but the draft selection is poor. They have a great selection of bottled beers but there was no beer menu and the girl behind the bar wasn’t really interested in selling it either. I had intended to eat here and have a few beers, but I just had one and left. If you are going to open a beer bar then you need to staff it with people that like and know something about beer. There was no wi fi either. There was a network named after the bar but the staff wouldn’t give me the password.
Updated rating: OK selection of beer, unfortunately served by a uninterested and not very helpful staff. Also the beer lists are never up to date and the staff doesn’t really know what’s in the fridges. The only positive thing about that is that you can get kinda rare beer really cheap since no one in the staff knows what it is. Often lots of people, way too much for the staff to handle. Decent food though, but not good enough to make me wanna go here again.
Visited in July 2014 / Situated on a street corner with a outside seating area. Good selection of beers on tap and a great beer fridge with some pretty interesting unexpected bottles, service was friendly and efficient. Some similarities to beer ditch with the American theme and look.